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16 August 2013 @ 12:04 pm
episode 1 19.4%
episode 2 21.8%
episode 3 22.9%
episode 4 27.6% - 30% peak
episode 5 29% -31.9% peak
aya's drama is doing excellently!
hanzawa naoki is really awesome. i cannot wait for episode 6

On August 14th, actress Ueto Aya attended the 20th anniversary event for fashion brand 'Kate Spade New York'.

Ueto, who says she's a big fan of the brand, revealed, "I went to the store during my personal time the other day. I bought a drinking glass and a photo frame for Yonekura Ryoko-san's birthday." "It's feminine and it's also cute," she said, revealing what she finds appealing about the brand.

Ueto attended the event wearing a black, stylish dress. "It's a wonderful dress that I can pair accessories with and wear anywhere," she commented.

Aside Ueto, the brand's CEO Craig Leavitt, president & chief creative officer Deborah Lloyd, and Kate Spade Japan president Yanagisawa Ayako were present at the event.

Source & Image: Oricon & tokyohive

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she looks so cute

gif made by the awesome bab8na

On May 15, TBS announced that for the upcoming season they will be adapting Ikeido Jun’s much-discussed novels about the economic bubble into a TV drama titled "Hanzawa Naoki" (tentative), starring actor Sakai Masato as the protagonist.

The drama is based on Ikeido’s novels "Oretachi Bubble Nyuukou-gumi" and "Oretachi Hana no Bubble-gumi". Sakai plays an unconventional and charming banker named "Hanzawa Naoki" who gets employed by a major bank during the period of an economic bubble in Japan. The story portrays his ups and downs as a banker and vividly depicts the difficult lives full of trouble and suffering of the generation that entered this line of work during the economic bubble.

Hanzawa can drive all of his enemies inside and outside the bank into a corner. He also doesn’t care in to his superiors and is bold enough to fight the system. However, in front of his subordinates and his family he is a very kind man. Actress Ueto Aya plays Naoki’s bright and eloquent wife ‘Hana’. It’s the first time for Sakai and Ueto to co-star in a drama in 10 years.

Actor Kagawa Teruyuki is going to play the director of the bank, the youngest they ever had. Other main characters will be played by Oikawa Mitsuhiro, Dan Mitsu, Nakajima Yuto (Hey! Say! JUMP), and Kitaouji Kinya.

TBS will be airing ‘Hanzawa Naoki’ every Sunday at 9:00 pm starting on July 7.

Source(s): TBS & mantan web & tokyohive
05 March 2013 @ 03:15 pm

Ueto Aya modeled for Spring magazine :3
uetoaya.tumblr.com is my source and i used the scans of hers in order to edit them and enlarge them so they were not pixelated. therefore these images are edited by me to look less pizely and bad >.>
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Location:: room
Feeling:: artisticartistic
Listening to:: arashi - breathless

On November 28th, actress Ueto Aya attended a 5th anniversary party for Armani at Ginza Tower.

Ueto, who appeared at the event wearing a gorgeous black dress, commented, “When I wear Armani, people around me tell me, ‘You’ve become adult-like’, so I’m happy.” She also revealed, “From now on, I want to go to some kind of party wearing Armani. But at those kind of places where there are many encounters, I’m shy so I become nervous. I want to be stylish without overdoing it.”

Other guests at the party included Maya Miki, Yasuda Misako, Masai Maya, Maekawa Yasuyuki, Watabe Gota, Okina Megumi, Yokoyama Megumi, and ICONIQ. When Maya was praised for her pink Armani dress, she said, “Thank you. I don’t wear it often, so I feel embarrassed.”

Armani at Ginza Tower will hold a special exhibition called ‘ECCENTRICO‘, which will feature about 50 dresses picked out by Giorgio Armani himself, from November 30th to December 13th.

source: tokyohive

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credit: images from i-bbs ueto bank :3

according to the ranking of mynavi (i found it on i-bbs ueto bank) ueto aya and hiro are the most loved celebrity couple of 2012 with yamada yuu and oguri shun following in the second place.
this ranking was conducted because November 22 is the "good couple day" :3

1) ueto aya & hiro of exile

2) yamada yuu and oguri shun

3) yasu megumi & azuma takahiro

4) tanaka masahiro & Satoda Mai

5) nakata nobuhiro & fukuda moe

6) akanishi jin & kuroki meisa

7) yaguchi mari & nakamura masaya

8) tomosaka rie & suneohair

9) takako uehara & tenn

10) arimura kon & maruoka izumi

this is according to women

and according to men

09 November 2012 @ 12:07 pm
soooo aya-chan had quite a few commercials :3 so i am linking them here

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credits: to the video uploaders :3
09 November 2012 @ 11:48 am

A few days ago, ueto aya, kichise michiko, miyazaki karen and kaku chikako received an award for the most beautiful legs of 2012 :3

in the interview everyone thanked those who voted for them. Ueto aya expressed her worry if it is okay for her to receive such an award but she said that she is happy and thankful to those who voted for her especially since it's something to be proud of, to stand on the stage and receive that award.When she was asked what she does to keep her legs beautiful she said that she always goes running and during the days that she has to work a lot and stands most of the time, she always makes sure to go for a foot massage.

credit: to the video. translation of what was said is by me (i mostly summarized so ><)

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22 September 2012 @ 08:48 pm

On September 21st, actress Ueto Aya attended a release ceremony for Apple’s new iPhone 5 at a Softbank store in Ginza.

This marked Ueto’s first public appearance after getting married to EXILE’s HIRO on her birthday, September 14th. In response to Softbank president Son Masayoshi’s blessings, the actress said with a smile, “Thank you,” and continued, “Thank you very much. Thanks to everybody, I’m very happy.”

The iPhone 5 was released on this day at 8:00 am. Ueto was interviewed by reporters just before the phone went on sale. Seeing the long line form outside the shop, she exclaimed, “That’s amazing!”

When president Son offered, “Maybe I’ll give Aya-chan an iPhone 5,” Ueto replied, “Really? Then please give me two,” asking one for her husband as well.

Source: tokyohive, Oricon, youtube, aramatheydidnt
On September 15th, many friends of actress Ueto Aya and EXILE’s HIRO sent their blessings to the newlywed couple.

One day ago, Ueto and HIRO have both announced via open letters addressed to their fans and statements sent to the press that they’ve officially registered their marriage. They both have been in a relationship for around two years now. There have always been rumors that the two were a couple, but the media has never managed to come up with concrete evidence.

Ueto stated in her press statement, “During those two years of our relationship, I’ve been charmed by HIRO’s manliness, great sense of responsibility, the fact that he has always been supporting me the way I am and has always been thinking about my circumstances. He does not only take active and kind interest in my family and friends. but also my agency.

She continued, “I’ve been in the industry since the age of 12 and have always been exposed to a very hectic and perplexing lifestyle, which has made me not only forget what it means to have a normal private life, but also who I really am. After having never experienced a normal life let alone a normal youth, it was HIRO who gave me back a lot of my youth and brought a honest smile to my face.

Finally she added, “HIRO is someone who invests his whole soul into work in order to reach all of his dreams. I hope I can be a strong wife who can support the family, while he is chasing his dreams.

HIRO stated, “It has been extremely illuminating to see her always earnest and hardworking self and how she even dedicated her whole youth to her work ever since she was child. I truly respect her way of thinking, her way of life, and all I want from the bottom of my heart is to make her happy.”

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Source: tokyohive
Feeling:: hopefulhopeful